Jane Hong

Professor Jane Hong
Assistant Professor, History
B.A. Yale University; A.M., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University
Appointed In: 
Swan Hall 310

T/Th 3-4:30 pm

Jane Hong specializes in 20th-century U.S. immigration and engagement with the world, with a focus on Asia.

Hong's first book, Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion (University of North Carolina Press, 2019), situates the transnational movement to repeal America's Asian exclusion laws in the context of black civil rights struggles at home and U.S. military intervention in a decolonizing Asia. A multi-archival study, the project draws upon research conducted in the United States, India, and the Philippines.

Hong's current project uses the history of Asian American evangelicals as a lens to explore intersections of race, religion, and partisanship since the 1970s. Other ongoing research considers Asian Americans' engagement with post-WWII decolonization in Asia, a process which saw the emergence of the Philippines, India, and South Korea (among others) as independent nation-states.


HIST 102: United States Culture and Society II
HIST 208: Immigrants in America, 1492 to the Present
HIST 209: The United States in the World since 1900
HIST 300: Histories of U.S. Empire
CSP 5: Racial Violence in US History and Memory